GPS Logger for Android

GPS Logger for Android


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A lightweight, battery efficient GPS Logger. The purpose of this app is to log your GPS coordinates at specified intervals to a file on your SD card. This app runs in the background so that you can on a long walk, hike, flight ride or photo session or even go buy some milk and have this running as long as possible. Once you're back at your computer, you can then use the files to geotag photos, upload to travel sites, view in Google Earth and so on.


* Specify time intervals
* Specify distance intervals
* Cell phone tower or GPS satellites
* Log to GPX, KML, CSV or NMEA files
* Shows a notification
* Imperial display units
* Auto start on boot
* Auto send to email/FTP/DropBox/Google Docs/OpenStreetMap/OpenGTS at intervals
* OpenStreetMap - upload GPS traces
* Dropbox - upload GPX/KML/ZIP/TXT
* Google Docs - upload GPX/KML/ZIP/TXT
* OpenGTS - auto send or upload points

Bugs, feature requests, questions - please submit them to (issue tracker).

Translations - submit to


GPSLogger is not a MyTracks replacement. MyTracks is meant for short use (as it has a lot of features running), GPSLogger is meant to last a long time.

A data connection is used by this app only if you use auto-email or OpenStreetMap or Dropbox features.

Although the app allows 0 second frequencies, it is not recommended as the recording and logging is happening very fast; this could cause instability/hangs. Try 1-3 seconds instead.

If there's a feature that you feel the app should have, you can submit a feature request on the github site.

***Explanation of permissions:

Storage - reading and writing files to the GPSLogger folder on your SD card

Network communication - used when uploading the files (Dropbox, Openstreetmap) or sending emails or authorizing you with Dropbox, Openstreetmap

Your location - used to determine your GPS or tower based location

System tools (automatically start at boot) - used if you choose to start GPSLogger on bootup

Your accounts - used when authorizing against Google Docs and when uploading to Google Docs


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Recently changed in this version

Version 60:
* You can now hide the notification action buttons
* Auto upload file when filename changes. This allows for dynamic file names and midnight
* You can now specify a Google Drive folder name for upload. For security, it can't already exist but you can move it after creation.
* Bugfix: Handling phones without external storage
* Bugfix: Some stats weren't being cleared when a new file started
* Big thanks to the users on who help translate the application strings

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Comments and ratings for GPS Logger for Android
  • (66 stars)

    by Ted Phillips on 13/04/2015

    Chewed through 2gb data in no time. Been using for a while, never had that problem before. Will investigate further.

  • (66 stars)

    by TSOMAIA TEIMURAZ on 28/03/2015

    I have tried many and this one is my favorite. I have turned on GPS logging 24/7, so I don't like it's notification bar and the icon are sitting there all the time. Please, add an option to turn off notifications. Thanks!

  • (66 stars)

    by M Kerna on 27/03/2015

    Went for a walk at lunch today. Turned on my phone's GPS and started this GPS Logger app from inside my office building. Took me about 1 minute to get outside, walked about 20 minutes and then turned it off when I got back inside. It said I walked over 7 miles for a route I know is much less than 2 miles. At least this version is better than the previous one, that only logged points if my phon

  • (66 stars)

    by Serge Khalifé on 22/03/2015

    Finally a stable light weight gps logger

  • (66 stars)

    by Shirish Patil on 22/03/2015

    Great app. Simple. Intuitive. Lightweight. Very useful when travelling keeping track

  • (66 stars)

    by Brian McGillis on 21/03/2015

    Well designed, has the features I want.

  • (66 stars)

    by Lucas Keune on 20/03/2015

    No unneeded features that slow everything down. And you can sync to everything (EVERYTHING!)

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